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If cycling were Formula 1
If cycling were Formula 1

I’ve started cycling again after a break of a few years and I have to say I’m loving it! Not only is it good exercise, but it also gives me time to clear my head and think about random things. This gives me an opportunity to think about work projects and problem solving, as well as the plot for my next chapter in a book I’m writing, but it also gives me a chance to have some random thoughts, such as what if cycling were Formula 1.

How computers work - Bits, Bytes and Lights
How computers work - Bits, Bytes and Lights

If you work in IT then I’m sure you get asked the question ‘How do computers work?’, well here’s a simple post you can reference…

Getting started with Cordova Hybrid Apps

If you are a web developer but fancy getting started with apps then Cordova could be the way forward for you.

How to become a web developer - Part 3

One of the biggest lessons I learnt was to make sure you have all your code backed up. When working on a project you may add and remove lots of lines of code in a couple of hours and its easy to make a mistake and delete the wrong line and for some reason the all mighty UNDO funtion doesn’t bring it back.

How to become a web developer - Part 2

In my last post I introduced my experience of becomming a web developer, but now I would like to share with you how I would recommend to get started if I was starting now. A lot has changed over the past 10 years and I woud definitley do things differently.

How to become a web developer - Part 1

Part 1

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Refactoring to Laravel 8 Class Model Factories
Refactoring to Laravel 8 Class Model Factories

Laravel 8 introduced new class based model factories and if you have an existing project you can use the legacy factories package to keep using the old factories. I have tended to keep the factories as they were and continue development, but after working on a fresh Laravel 8 project and using the new class based syntax I decided to go back and update the factories in the older Laravel apps. This article explains how I went about refactoring the factories to classes.

The PHP array
The PHP array

Arrays are a useful toolt to store multiple values. You can access a specific value in an array using a key. By default, if you don’t specify keys, they will be numeric and start at zero (not one);

Run Laravel artisan commands in PHP Storm
Run Laravel artisan commands in PHP Storm

PHP Storm has a built in terminal window which you can use to run Laravel artisan commands, but there is a quick configuration change that you can do to make it even easier to run artisan commands.

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